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Zlatan Ibrahimovic willing to join Manchester United this summer

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester United he will sign for them this summer, but only if Louis van Gaal is sacked as their manager.

This is according to Sky Sports, who claim Ibrahimovic is more than willing to move to Old Trafford despite the likely lack of Champions League football next season.

The Red Devils fell away from top four contention after a resounding 3-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend but are still expected to spend big money on another batch of transfers this summer.

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Ibrahimovic, 34, would come in for free as his Paris Saint-Germain contract is set to expire at the end of the season but his wages are likely to take up a significant chunk of their budget. Indeed, one report in the Daily Mail recently claimed he could demand as much as £600,000-a-week.

But wages will not be the biggest stumbling block in negotiations, it seems. In fact, negotiations won't even get going if Van Gaal remains the manager beyond the current campaign. That is because Ibrahimovic has made it clear he will not work with him.

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Holding a grudge

This is a similar story to one we ran on Friday, which claimed Ibrahimovic still held a grudge against the Dutchman after their tumultuous time together at Ajax. It may have been over a decade ago but the Puskas Award winner is still not ready to let bygones be bygones. 

Sky Sports have taken the story one step further, claiming that Manchester United will become Ibrahimovic's destination of choice if Van Gaal vacates his place in the Old Trafford dugout, especially if Jose Mourinho is the man to replace him.

Ibrahimovic holds a special relationship with the Special One after their short but successful time together at Inter Milan and both seem keen for a glorious reunion. Conveniently, it has been widely reported that Mourinho is the chosen successor for Van Gaal.

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Amazing offers

Despite his years, Ibrahimovic only seems to be getting better and has scored a rather impressive 30 Ligue 1 goals in just 24 starts this season. It is for that reason why Ibrahimovic is likely to reject the stunning offers from the Chinese Super League.

One offer is reported to be worth a staggering £56m over two seasons, which equates to over £500,000-a-week. And that, of course, is after tax.

Chinese clubs have already demonstrated their vast financial power, signing big names like Alex Teixeira and Ramires in recent times, but Ibrahimovic would represent a whole other level.

However, the Swedish striker feels he still has plenty to offer at the top end of the game and is still hoping to add a Premier League and a Champions League winner's medal to his vast collection of honours.

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